Roadside Attractions – an awesome association of A's


Saturday was a good day. I attended a huge vintage VW show, saw a rare muscle car (more on that later), and then as I was about to go home, I overheard a few people talking about a bunch of old Fords down the street. Of course, I had to know more, so I made my way over to the back parking lot of the local greenhouse & nursery. Here’s what I saw.

As I came around the corner, a lot full of Model A’s, almost all 1929 and 1930 year models, greeted me. Coupes, roadsters, sedans, and even a woody was there, sitting quietly along the fence. It turns out the Evergreen A Club was holding a tour & ice cream social, stopping here at the nursery for some lunch in the onsite café.

This all black coupe looked really good. No bumpers, no chrome, and just hint of attitude.

You can see that this one is a work in progress, but it looks great with a matching brown interior.

We need more etched glass wind deflectors in our lives. It’s always good to see another brown car, too.

This 1930 model looks very driveable, and with a matching blue interior, must be a very comfortable place to sit.

You just don’t see this shade of green on cars these days. It’s classy, without bragging.

Someone was having fun with this 29 when they painted the wheels red, the fenders black, and the body chocolate milk brown.

This one, a little dirtier and rougher than the others, had some camping chairs and a cooler in the back seat. You can drive a classic and still have a good time using it!

Here’s the roadster I mentioned. Again, that shade of green is great, and goes well with the black body and white wheel cover.

[Aside: the older man in this picture was educating that boy, probably his grandson, on all the nuances between the different models. I heard him describe the various options you could get, even explaining how the tuck & roll of the seats was different on certain cars. Great to see knowledge being passed down, especially about classic cars.]

Another red & brown combo.

A stately 31 model, with a chrome grille, bumper, mirrors, and spotlights.

Definitely the most unique of the bunch, this woody is probably a handful to drive, and very drafty. Still, I’d drive it; wouldn’t you?

As I side, I got pretty lucky last weekend, seeing so many cars I hadn’t planned on seeing, and as always, I had to share a few of them with you. As it so happens, on July 24, 1929 the two-millionth Model A rolled off the production line and into a lucky family’s driveway/yard. I wonder what it was like driving a brand new Model A?

Let us know what you think in the comments.


[Photos Copyright 2013 Hooniverse/Marcal Eilenstein]


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10 responses to “Roadside Attractions – an awesome association of A's”

  1. dead_elvis Avatar

    Fantastic! I missed the start of the VW meet at Burgermaster, but have caught it a few times previously, since it's a very short walk from the homestead.
    Sky Nursery for the Model A's? I can't think of any other nurseries up that way.

    1. MVEilenstein Avatar

      Woodinville. Molbak's .

      1. dead_elvis Avatar

        Stretching the definition of "down the street" more than a little.

        1. MVEilenstein Avatar

          I should explain I live in Woodinville. That's also where I saw the Challenger in today's post.

  2. dukeisduke Avatar

    The wheels on the blue '30 model, those don't look stock. Are they off of a '32 (Model B)?

    1. MVEilenstein Avatar

      Wish I knew. They definitely have beefier tires, though, don't they?

    2. R Henry Avatar
      R Henry

      Those wheels are from a 1935 Ford V8-( or repros) –Ford still uses the same bolt pattern today!

  3. Fred Avatar

    Put an overdrive in an A and you can daily-drive it.

  4. salguod Avatar

    Saw this nifty '29 Model A at the Columbus Arthritis Foundation show a few weeks ago:
    <img src="; width="640" height="480" alt="1929 Ford Model A">
    There were many A's there, as usual.

  5. J.J.Vogt Avatar

    This brings back many fond memories ! 1931 Model A "Club Coop", purchased in 1946 for $150.00 and sold in 1947 before going away to College. Had a lot of fun with this car–days before there was an LIE. Put seal beam headlights and a GM horn to sort of "up-date the auto! J.J.Vogt

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